Day By Day
Thursday, May 30, 2013
SPARK COACH BLOG PROMPT:
"Have you struggled with stress or anxiety related to your weight-loss program or weigh-ins? Blog about your experience. Sometimes, just getting things off your mind will help you find a new perspective."
Is the Pope Catholic? Yes, indeed, I have struggled with stress and anxiety regarding my weight loss. I think the owner of Anytime Fitness in Guttenberg, Josh Blietz put it best when he reminded me, "A pound a week is still fifty-two pounds in a year, Jan." Such a wise man indeed! I thanked him for the perspective. This week was a good week for me. After losing 1.8 pounds and then just 0.8 (see how negative I can be without even trying? "just" indeed! It was still .8 of a pound of fat GONE!) this week, I stepped on the scales at work, and recorded a 2.8lb loss. Wow! I was thrilled, because this past week has been challenging to me. I've managed to keep my calories under control, but exercising was difficult. I still managed to get it in, but I was working so many hours, it was a matter of snatching a few minutes here, a half-hour there. It still worked. I re-joined the 180's today with a weight of 189. At the beginning of April I was almost 209 pounds, so I've RE-lost twenty pounds and that makes me SIXTY-ONE pounds lighter than I was when I joined Spark People five years ago. Two years ago, I was happily maintaining 170 pounds over a two year period. Still a little heavier than I truly wanted to be, but at a size 10 I was content. Life threw me a few curve balls and there I was (at least that's how it seemed) pushing 209 pounds again. NO, I told my reflection in the mirror. We are NOT going back there (to my 250 pound original weight.)
So here I am to say, yes it can be a struggle, but it is so worth it. I am going to reach my goal weight, choice by choice. I still have off days, and great days, and so-so days but isn't that the way life goes? Two steps forward!